2014 Southern Colorado Film Festival

Danny Ledonne
The Paw Print
The 2014 Southern Colorado Film Festival was held September 11-14th and featured independent films from all over the world including student films, short and feature length documentaries, and short narrative films.  Countries represented included the United States, Mexico, Scotland, and New Zealand.  Approximately 180 people from Adams State, community members, and visitors attended this year’s festival, purchasing nearly 300 tickets between the seven programs shown.
Highlights this year included: the opening night screening of the documentary “American Bear” with filmmakers Sarah Sellman and Greg Grano, the documentary “120 Days” followed by a Q&A featuring filmmaker Ted Roach and representatives of the SLV Immigrant Resource Center, the ASU Student Showcase (with additional films from Urban Oasis Academy, Crestone Charter School, and Western State Colorado University), and a Local Food and Culture program with a panel of featured filmmakers and community members involved in the local foods movement.
Several awards were given, including the Best of ASU Student Showcase (to nine Adams State students for various student films), the Valley Voices Award (to the late Phil Lucero for “Hilos Culturales”) and the Best of Colorado Award (to Danny Ledonne for “Illuminate the Valley”).
The Southern Colorado Film Festival was made possible with support from Adams State University, ASU English, Theatre and Communications, ASU Community Partnerships, ASU Student Life and Recreation, Alamosa Local Marketing District Board, the Southern Colorado Film Commission, and the Colorado Office of Film, Television, and Media.  More information about the Southern Colorado Film Festival at: www.socofilmfest.com.  Submissions for the 2015 festival will begin in May 2015.

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